§ MR. SEDDON (Lancashire, Newton)
To ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he will take steps to secure from all local authorities the number of persons who have lost their lives through fire, upon premises where they are compelled to sleep in, under the living-in system; and also whether,
§ of State for the Colonies, will he say what is the production of gold per ton of ore milled in the Australian Colonies, excluding gold won from alluvial washings and dredgings.
§ (Answered by Mr. Churchill.) The following statement appears to answer the hon. Member's Question:—
§ by Order in Council, he will empower all local authorities to apply the same supervision to premises where shop assistants sleep in that are applied to common lodging-houses.
§ (Answered by Mr. John, Burns.) As to the first part of the Question, I share the view expressed by my right hon. friend the Home Secretary, on the 8th instant, in reply to a Question on the subject. I do not think it would be practicable to obtain from the local authorities the information desired. As to the second part of the Question, I am not aware of any legal authority for the issue of an Order in Council for the purpose referred to.